What was Granlund’s starting point and initial need?
We launched a new strategy in the spring of 2020 and set out to think of ways we could engage staff in the new strategy. We had used digital tools to engage staff during strategy work, from which we had gained good experiences.
We had experience from previous strategy periods of more traditional facilitation in implementing the strategy, but Topaasia sparked interest as a digital platform. Also with the covid, we had to think of tools that work remotely.
The aim was to bring the strategy closer to the daily lives of the staff. So the strategy wouldn’t remain only at the top level in the mission, vision and strategic projects, but that it is understood as part of one’s own job description and doing. We decided to find out different ways of gamification to implement the strategy and came across Topaasia. The tool seemed good because it guides the discussion of the strategy in a really pragmatic way.
Why did you choose Topaasia as a digital facilitation tool?
In Topaasia, we were impressed by the fact that it guides and encourages discussion. Topaasia acts as a digital facilitation base.
How did we get started?
At first, we went through the existing Topaasia decks, but ended up implementing our own Granlund strategy card deck. After that, we started planning game topics for the coming year, as well as training the game leaders. Topaasia is now one important tool for strategy engagement.